Definition of halcyon in English:
Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful: the halcyon days of the mid 1980s, when profits were soaring
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- With no firm ideology, swinging like a pendulum from one side to another the brief period of halcyon days in my life passed just like the sand slips out off the hands.
- Flying around the Los Angeles area was still fun in those happy, halcyon days!
- Changed days indeed and undoubtedly for the better, but I wonder if we're still being dragged down by romantic memories of the halcyon days of the past when it comes to assessing today's top horses.
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1A mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and waves into calm.
- The halcyon, a mythical bird, is said to have laid its eggs in the nautilus' shell.
- Here he sings of the halcyon, the mythical bird that was supposed to breed on the calm surface of the sea in mid-winter.